isomorphism

noun
iso·mor·phism | \ˌī-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfi-zəm \

Definition of isomorphism 

1 : the quality or state of being isomorphic: such as

a : similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from convergence

b : similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds

2 : a one-to-one correspondence between two mathematical sets especially : a homomorphism that is one-to-one — compare endomorphism

First Known Use of isomorphism

circa 1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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isomorphism

noun
iso·mor·phism | \ˌi-sə-ˈmȯr-ˌfiz-əm \

Medical Definition of isomorphism 

1 : similarity in organisms of different ancestry resulting from evolutionary convergence

2 : similarity of crystalline form between chemical compounds

3 : a correspondence that is held to exist between a mental process (as perception) and physiological processes

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